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McTeague : a story of San Francisco / f

Author: Frank Norris; Jonathan Evison
Publisher: Seattle, Washington : Pharos Editions, an imprint of Dark Coast Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : First Pharos EditionsView all editions and formats
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"First published in 1899, this graphic depiction of urban American life centers around McTeague, a dentist practicing in San Francisco at the turn of the century. While at first content with his life and friendship with an ambitious man named Marcus, McTeague eventually courts and marries Trina, a parsimonious young woman who wins a large sum of money in a lottery. The greed of the majority of the characters in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Didactic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Norris; Jonathan Evison
ISBN: 9780988172524 0988172526
OCLC Number: 813536768
Notes: Reprint with new introduction. Previously published: New York : Doubleday & McClure Co., 1899.
Description: x, 335 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Frank Norris ; selected and introduced by Jonathan Evison.

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"First published in 1899, this graphic depiction of urban American life centers around McTeague, a dentist practicing in San Francisco at the turn of the century. While at first content with his life and friendship with an ambitious man named Marcus, McTeague eventually courts and marries Trina, a parsimonious young woman who wins a large sum of money in a lottery. The greed of the majority of the characters in the novel creates a chain of events that lead to many painful, gruesome deaths. Norris' work, so strikingly different from that of his contemporaries, is an admirable example of social realism, which provided America with a shocking reflection of its sordid sense of survival. From the opening description of San Francisco to McTeague's final desperate flight far from his 'Dental Parlors,' this novel examines human greed in a way that still causes readers to pause and reflect over one hundred years later"--Amazon.com, viewed July 11, 2013.

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